• The legendary battle between Confederate guns and US ironclads at Fort Donelson, February 14, 1862.

    Fort Donelson

    National Battlefield Tennessee

There are park alerts in effect.
hide Alerts »
  • The Eagle has Flown!

    The juvenile eagle at Fort Donelson has fledged. The eagles now reside at the Confederate River Batteries, stop #4 on the driving tour. Visitors are encouraged to view and admire, but asked to keep a respectful distance, as this is their home.

Suggested Reading

Fort Donelson

Good reference on Fort Donelson

Eastern National/ NPS

This marvelous booklet features a solid history of the 1862 Campaign for Forts Heiman, Henry and Donelson, written by noted historian, and former park historian, Dr. Benjamin F. Cooling.

It also includes a brief history of a subsequent battle in the area, the February 3, 1863, Battle of Dover.

This book was published and made possible by Eastern National.

http://www.nps.gov/history/history/online_books/civil_war_series/13/index.htm

 
 
USS Carondelet

USS Carondelet

NPS

Some additional histories of this battle and campaign, as well as some histories of the park, can be found here.

http://www.nps.gov/history/history/parkhistories_NEW.htm#f

(You may need to scroll down to "F.")

 
The Civil War Trust

The Civil War Trust

The Civil War Trust, a nonprofit partner of the National Park Service, has a variety of tools, including maps, brief histories, multimedia applications, that will enrich your Civil War curriculum.

You can find all of this here.

www.civilwartrust.org

Did You Know?

Lewis_Wallace2

Lew Wallace served on the military tribunal of Lincoln's assassins after the war and was president of the court martial that convicted Henry Wirz, Confederate commandant of Andersonville Prison.